About me

My name is Jessica Baughman. I was born in Fort Riley Kansas in 1988, but grew up mostly in beautiful Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.


In 2005, after long discussions with my parents, my biggest wish came true. I was going to get my first dog! On 21st August a little Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever boy, named Anouk, moved in and immediatly turned my life upside down.


Now we write 2012 and it has been 7 years since Anouk moved in and a lot in my life has changed. Almost everything is about dogs and I wouldn´t want it any other way! On the weekends you can find me at our local dog school, where I give Obedience lessons. If I am not teaching my groups, then I am working with my own dog Anouk.


Since 21st March 2011 our small pack grew a little bigger. The little Hythavwii, also a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever boy, moved in. Once a Toller always a Toller! He is the perfect addition to us. In the meantime he is also in basic Obedience training and has passed his first tests. I am having so much fun teaching a young dog again, it is totally different then 7 years ago. I learned so much from the training with Anouk. Hythavwii is thus getting a well structured and I believe good training. We will not only train for Obedience, but I also started Dummytraining, the real Retrieversport. ;-) Dummysport is a wonderful activity and a super addition to Obedience. I am looking forward to discovering this new sport with Thavwii.